From $25 to $49
Il Poeta
98-04 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills 11375 Driving directions
  • Bib Gourmand: good quality, good value cooking: ≤ £28 / 40 € (IRE) ‘Bibs’ are awarded for simple yet skilful cooking for under £28 or €40.
  • Good standard.

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Queens is teeming with family-owned Italian restaurants dishing up the red sauce, and yet Il Poeta manages to carve out a unique place among its competitors by cooking real classics that locals can’t help but enjoy. Perched on a quaint corner of Forest Hills, the fresh décor is simple but elegant, with a suited staff and vibrant pieces of art lining the walls. Chef Mario di Chiara knows a thing-or ten-about Italian fare: you can't miss with items like cannelloni gratinati al profumo di tartufo, a homemade pasta plump with veal and carrot, baked in buttery béchamel and kissed with truffle oil; or pollo spezzatino alla pizzaiola con salsiccia, a rustic chicken stewed in a light-as-air tomato sauce pocked with sweet porky sausage and roasted peppers. - MICHELIN guide inspectors


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